Jul/Aug 02
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Air Sick • Jul/Aug 02

Features

Blue Skies

Blue Skies

Your CFO has issued a new edict: Travel as cheaply as possible -- or else. But you've suddenly been ordered to make a trip the day after tomorrow from New York City to Orange …

We're Fed Up

We're Fed Up

Shortly before 10 o'clock on the morning of April 26, United Airlines Flight 1631 left Denver bound for San Diego. UA 1631 carried businessmen and vacationers; military men in …

Lost In the Shuffle

Lost In the Shuffle

A few months ago, I was checking in at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York for a flight to Buenos Aires. Next to me, at the ticket counter, a couple were checking in for a flight …

Cover: Grounded in Service

Cover: Grounded in Service

On the weeks following September 11, the management of the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain met to assess the need to cut back services at their properties in the wake of lagging …

Robert Wuhl: The Storyteller

Robert Wuhl: The Storyteller

If you're a fan of Arli$$, the HBO comedy series, you know that Robert Wuhl plays an always greedy, sometimes sleazy, forever cynical and often cigar-smoking business agent in the …

All Bets Are On

All Bets Are On

What would you say to a morbidly obese man who can barely walk, yet claims that he can do five sit-ups on the spot? If you happen to be Roger Moore -- the high-stakes poker …

Baseball's Greatest Teams

Baseball's Greatest Teams

Lou Gehrig had solved pitchers for years. But now, in the spring of 1939, he couldn't understand why he was too weak to hit or field. Seeing their captain in such rapid decline …

Wake-Up Call

Wake-Up Call

For business travelers, keeping in touch with their employers and loved ones is crucial when they are away from the office and home. And no line of communication is as vital as …

Inside NetJets Control Room

Inside NetJets Control Room

It's 8:30 a.m. on an April morning in Columbus, Ohio, and Richard Smith wants to know two things: what's the day's weather going to be like -- everywhere in the country -- and …

Return of the Maserati

Return of the Maserati

At first glance, Modena looks like so many other ancient Italian cities, the town square made up of buildings old long before the Middle Ages. Rustic farms and villas encircle the …

Scott Ritter's Crusade

Scott Ritter's Crusade

Don't get Scott Ritter started. He'll pull his wide shoulders back, rise to his full six-foot, four-inch height, and in no uncertain terms tell you that the Saddam Hussein he sees …

Wireless World

Wireless World

You've taken baby steps into the wireless world, with a remote control in one hand and a cell phone in the other. Now it's time to cut the digital umbilical completely. Want to …

Cigars

Cigar Diary: The Heart and Soul of Cigars

Cigar Diary: The Heart and Soul of Cigars

After a trip to Nicaragua last year, one of the most able tobacco men I know told me that some of the best Cuban cigars are made outside of Cuba. Of course, his statement was …

Ten Years to Remember

Ten Years to Remember

They filed into the Four Seasons Restaurant in formal attire, selected fine cigars and raised a flute of Tattinger Champagne to the heavens to celebrate Cigar Aficionado's Tenth …

Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

The heirs of two tobacco legends carry on the proud tradition

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Montesino Cabinet Selection Pyramid

Issue Date: August 1, 2002
Montesino Cabinet Selection Pyramid
92
points

Trinidad Fundadores

Issue Date: August 1, 2002
Trinidad Fundadores
92
points

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial

Issue Date: August 1, 2002
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Imperial
92
points

Romeo y Julieta Corona

Issue Date: August 1, 2002
Romeo y Julieta Corona

Up Front

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Anyone who has flown on a U.S. airline in the last few years has a story to tell. Whether it is a canceled flight, a long line at check-in with unmanned ticket counters, rude …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin: I was overwhelmed that Lt. Mark DeFazio of the NYPD would take the time to write to Cigar Aficionado with regard to my small contribution to the volunteer effort …

The Good Life

Shafer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Shafer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Shafer Vineyards' Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon emerged as one of the stars of the past decade, with a string of enormously complex, plush and sensual wines. Now it has a …

Griffin's Humidors

Griffin's Humidors

Cigar lovers are infamously obsessed with toys. Ranging from the functional to the whimsical to the esoteric, there's no shortage of gadgets and gizmos to collect, from lighters …

D100 Digital SLR Camera

D100 Digital SLR Camera

Amateur photography is not a hobby; it's a passion. The pursuit of quality photographs leads the amateur photographer to exotic and extreme destinations as well as to high-tech, …

The Ideal Cuban Sandwich

The Ideal Cuban Sandwich

Consider the Cubano. No, not the box-pressed Montecristo sitting in your ashtray, but the pressed meat sandwich on your plate. The Cuban sandwich is old-time fast food, the type …

Wilson TRIAD Racket

Wilson TRIAD Racket

Want to improve your tennis game? Looking for a racket that offers power and stability? Tired of vibrating handles? Then the Wilson Triad Hammer 3.0 may be the racket for you. …

Panama Hat

Panama Hat

Probably no two words in fashion say more. To utter them is to instantly conjure up cool images of warm weather elegance and insouciant style: Bogart strolling through the …

MINI Cooper S

MINI Cooper S

It catches your eye and makes your head turn for a double take. It has thousands of rabid fans all over the world. It's appeared in movies from The Italian Job to the latest …

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